Thursday, 21 March 2019

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Guptill stars as New Zealand outclass Bangladesh in first ODI

NAPIER: Martin Guptill returned to form with an unbeaten century as New Zealand powered to an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first ODI in Napier on Wednesday. Bangladesh set New Zealand a modest run chase of 233 after suffering an early collapse and the Black Caps overhauled it in ...

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Shoaib Akhtar: ‘I am coming back’

LONDON: The world’s fastest-bowler Shoaib Akhtar made an intriguing announcement of his come back and challenged the youngsters to witness the real speed. The speedster posted a video on his official Twitter handle, said he will make a comeback on 14 Feb and teach kids of today what speed is. ...

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Babar Azam maintains top position in T20I rankings

DUBAI: Pakistan’s Babar Azam continues at the top of the batsmen’s list in the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings after scoring 151 runs in the South Africa series while Hussain Talat has gained 19 places to reach 56th position after aggregating 98 runs. Shaheen Shah Afridi has moved up 28 ...

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Ponting: Australia can contend at World Cup with Smith, Warner

MELBOURNE: Australia’s new assistant coach Ricky Ponting believes the inclusion of Steve Smith and David Warner will help the nation shrug off a woeful run of form in one-day cricket and transform them into genuine contenders at the World Cup in England. Smith and Warner’s ball-tampering bans expire on March ...

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Amir ‘excited’ for county return with Essex

LONDON: Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir insists he is ‘excited’ for his return to county cricket after signing a T20 Blast deal with Essex. The 26-year-old will be available for eight T20 matches this summer before travelling to the Caribbean to play in a franchise tournament. Amir took 28 wickets for ...

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Pakistan level series against Windies

DUBAI: Pakistani bowler Diana Baig ensured that the good work by batters Sidra Amin and Nida Dar doesn’t go to waste as Pakistan women made a strong comeback in the three-match ODI series against West Indies women with a 34-run win in the second ODI played at the ICC Academy, ...

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Suspended Jason Holder joins Northamptonshire

LONDON: West Indies captain Jason Holder will play for Northamptonshire during the first part of the 2019 English season, the club announced Thursday. Holder, 27, has led the West Indies to an unassailable 2-0 lead in their ongoing three-Test series at home to England and is currently ranked as the ...

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Pakistan, West Indies eye in ICC Women’s Championship

DUBAI: After a thrilling T20I series in Karachi, Pakistan and the Windies lock horns in the ICC Women’s Championship fourth round fixture comprising three One-Day Internationals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday, 7 February. The two teams will be aiming to win the series and collect valuable ICC ...

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Sri Lanka drops captain Chandimal for South Africa Tests

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka dropped captain Dinesh Chandimal from the test squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa. Sri Lanka Cricket asked him to play domestic games to regain his form. Opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne is the stand-in captain of a 17-man squad for the two-test series starting on Feb. ...

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Kraigg Brathwaite to captain West Indies in third Test

ST LUCIA: West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite will captain the team in place of the suspended Jason Holder when they face England in the third and final Test starting in St Lucia on Saturday, Cricket West Indies said. Holder was banned by the International Cricket Council because of his team’s ...

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